Jenny Yun | General Manager
A Korean American and Bay Area native, Jenny Yun is no stranger to taking chances, following hunches and pursuing her dreams. Once an English Literature major, Yun moved to New York City in 2000 to focus on a career in fashion. It was there that she found her true passion in the service industry.
Over the course of her 12 years in NYC, Yun worked for some of the city’s most notable restaurants, the most prominent being Thomas Keller’s 3 Michelin-starred Per Se Restaurant. “It was the best four years of my life. A place that will continue to hold me to higher standards because of the reverence I have for those who I’ve had the fortune to work with and meet, and those who will continue to support me,” said Yun. Most recently she was the Assistant Restaurant Director at the 3 Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena.
Fueled by influences along the way from no names to big names, Yun is looking to make a name for herself that will resonate within the industry. “I want to give back, even if it’s just a little bit. I want to impact professionals in our industry and guests alike.”
Teamed with Bruich she has high hopes, expectations, and sees endless possibilities. Their meeting seems almost fated as they share common visions and a mentality and drive that is unstoppable. “There is such potential for the food and wine movement in Sacramento and Chef and I want to be at the forefront. We’re on the same page about what Enotria needs to continue to succeed and we have some lofty ambitions – all that we feel are attainable together.”
Raised as an only child to a father with a strict army mentality and a traditional mother, Yun’s philosophy is based on hard work, respect, extremely high expectations and a work ethic too big for a small woman. “I look forward to pushing Chef and to be pushed by Chef to work towards a common goal – to make a home for guests where they are positively impacted by their experience with us and to form ongoing relationships.”
When not working the demanding hours of the industry, Yun enjoys dining out with friends “to gain inspiration from what others are doing within the industry and to be inspired by those I love.”